For many Ohioans, the approaching date of March 9 may be just another day on the calendar. I'm hopeful that you will spend a moment here to learn something new about a day that is so important to me.
Some people understand compliments and take them as they come. Other people, like myself, wouldn't know a compliment if it hit them in the face like a pie.
CNN is showing a new series entitled “Finding Jesus: Fact, Faith, Forgery.” The series will look at some of the “relics” associated with Jesus. There will be more speculation than fact involved in the search for Jesus. The...
Most of the time we believe that God loves us. At least, He does as long as we are loving Him, doing good to others, being faithful in church attendance, giving regularly making good decisions and reading our Bibles on a regular basis.
I remember in 1971 (I was 15) when states ratified the 26th Amendment, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. That seemed reasonable at the time, but it turns out we should have lowered it even further.
March 5, 1915Madison County Democrat — The Domestic Science Club was delightfully entertained at the home of Mrs. J. A. Baer on Thursday afternoon. After the regular program a lunch was...
I hung an unfinished painting in the entry way of our home. The light is mostly daylight there and my wife encouraged me to paint there during these winter days.
Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of...
What is in the drain lines in your house?
We get the calls every day. Parents, siblings, grandparents and friends are reaching out to our organization worried that their loved one is abusing prescription medicine.
I was driving home after a full day's work. She was standing where the exit ramp from the highway ended at a traffic light. She stood very still, her posture erect. At the same time, she seemed to fold herself into the fewest possible square...
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I use my slow cooker a lot, but I recently read that you should thaw frozen items beforehand. I can understand that this would be necessary for meat, but is it a problem to use a bag of frozen vegetables without thawing it...
Dear Editor,Reading in the Madison Press about the year 1965 was a great idea [“Milestones: A look back at 1965,” published Feb. 21].
How was your week this week? Did everything go exactly like you had planned? Did you have a week without any problems? Without stress? Without worry? Did you have a week during which the bill collector didn't call your house? Were all your...
The term “Original Sin” is a theological explanation for what Genesis describes as the source of all of our troubles. Until that first sin, an act of disobedience, mankind was destined for an unending life of happiness in paradise. The...
All summer long, I was explaining the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage why global warming was something we need to take care of.
Saturday, as those big, fat beautiful flakes of snow were falling all the livelong day, my daughter and I were sorting Girl Scout cookies.
Feb. 26, 1915Madison County Democrat — Mrs. William Baber will entertain the members of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society at her home on Wednesday afternoon.
Painter's frostbite is an old condition known to all older painters. It's when the hands and fingers ache, the shoulders throb and you don't want to do anything. It's a common experience when it's around or below zero...
Sorry to break the bad news to all you dreamy-eyed liberals, but it's time to stop wishin' and hopin': Elizabeth Warren isn't running for president. Really and truly.
Medical research not only creates jobs — it saves lives. But critical research — on cancer prevention, on new prescription drugs, and on cures for deadly diseases — is often left unfunded. In fact, nine out of 11 research grants go...
STEADY U Ohio is a new initiative that encourages all Ohioans to learn what you can do to help an older loved one avoid a life-altering fall. One in three older adults will fall this year and STEADY U hopes to decrease those numbers.
Funny thing about the word “awesome.” It's been in the dictionary ever since there have been dictionaries. But over the course of the last generation or so, we have managed to debase it and dilute it to the point of irrelevance.
It doesn't always come out in full sentences, or even in actual words, but most folks get the idea by the noises emerging from my mouth.It sometimes sounds like, “Gah!” “Erg!” or “Bleh!”
When I think of my Grandmother Clark, I picture her in her kitchen preparing a meal, or out in the vegetable garden (you could see it from the back porch of her house) picking tomatoes or digging a few potatoes for supper, or out among the chickens...
I've seen a lot of promotions focusing on heart health. What are some easy ways I can make sure my diet is heart-healthy?
The winter flu bugs have been doing their share in our community these last days. Seemingly the children are the ones to get the brunt of it. Poor dears.
Several national companies such as Blue Cross-Blue Shield Anthem, Target and Home Depot have suffered recent and widely-publicized data breaches that underscore the vulnerability of identity information.
The storm is coming. I'm not the most brilliant Biblical scholar in the world. There are those who are much more learned than me, however, from my studies in the O.T. and knowing what must take place and seeing what is taking place, it's...
This year I celebrate another birthday. The only thing I am wrestling with is which birthday am I going to celebrate? I have so many from which to choose, it is hard to pick out the birthday I want to celebrate.
It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress's 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages.
The last thing Ohioans want is another shutdown that puts our safety at risk — but that's exactly where we are headed if extreme factions of Congress don't put partisanship aside and avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland...
Feb. 19, 1915Sometimes there was just no news. Here is an interesting story from days gone by.
Most of us fear making mistakes. Only life threatening mistakes really count, all the others are mere opportunities for learning. And in these mistakes, learning is a multifaceted experience.
Medical- and health-related fields never fall short in mentioning the importance of being vaccinated.
Brian Williams done went and did it, if you'll pardon the colloquialism.
Food is many things to different people — it is obviously something we need. It fuels our bodies so we can keep going. It helps to keep our brains thinking, and our nerves and muscles acting and reacting.
Dear Editor,Jonathan Alder students:There's never an easy way to approach the subject of suicide.
I'm not sure who came up with the idea of giving your “Sweetheart” a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day, but I would like to shake his hand sometime. Of all the gizmos, doodads and gimmicks in the wide world, this one tops...
Crisis Magazine published an editorial on the actor Gary Sinise. Sinise is a Catholic who played the character Lieutenant Dan in the movie “Forrest Gump.” Sinise is involved in the Wounded Warrior Project. He has been praised for...
Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15 I will preach the funeral of a good friend. Troy DeHart went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday. He had been battling cancer for several years and on Tuesday morning, when he drew his last breath here on earth, he...
Farming is a rich and noble calling. It defines much of the heritage, culture and economy of Ohio.
Feb. 12, 1915Madison County Democrat — Mr. and Mrs. Faber Biggert, of Columbus, spent Sunday with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Biggert.
I really couldn't believe my eyes. Here were grown men, some almost twice my size in a prison environment, grabbing and looking at the art books.
This is the last of a four-part series about running for office. Today: What to do if by accident you win.
Last week, President Obama released his annual budget proposal. It's a 2,000-page document that spells out how he wants to spend your hard-earned tax dollars. But a budget is about more than how much the government spends and how much it taxes.
Obtain your permanent cosmetics, tattoo or body piercing only from establishments approved by the Madison County-London City Health District.